The Christmas Market
Uncle Harry and
the RAF gang head to Frankfurt
we meet next month?". This is really the
RAF's FAQ. In November the answer was "At
the Christmas market in Frankfurt!".
Usually the German
ABBUC group RAF meets monthly
at each member's home in alternation. But to keep a good
tradition they visit the Christmas market in
Frankfurt/Main in December. Instead of playing
games, programming, organizing and discussing
details of any Atari hardware they have a break
and enjoy the cheerful atmosphere at the Christmas
As we always
meet on Mondays and everybody has to work, we
arranged the meeting in the evening. So we got
together at 19:00 under the large and illuminated
Christmas tree in front of the Römer which is
visible from far away.
Our first question
was, "Where is the next mulled wine stand?".
Christmas market without mulled wine is unimaginable
for Germans! After our first glass we took a
photo of the group.
From left to
right: Florian, Almut, Thomas, Carsten, Marc,
Gunnar, Holger, Harry.
Warmed by the
hot mulled wine, we were ready to stroll along
the stands. Most of them offered food and the
assortment was large. Others had toys and traditional
small wooden figures featuring Christian themes.
end of the market near the river Main we were
thirsty again and some of us prefered hot "Apfelwein".
Then it was time to go back since we had reserved
a table at a local restaurant for dinner.
throught the heart of Frankfurt for 15 minutes
we reached "Zu den zwölf Apostel".
They brew their own beer and offer it to guests
and also distribute it to other local restaurants.
Our table was just beside the brewery separated
by a glass window. So we ordered this tasty
beer, except the drivers. The meals were mainly
Yugoslavian dishes, spicy and delicious. What
a difference to my canteen lunch at work!
we had to leave because a few of us had to
get the last metro to the suburbs.
And the answer
to the FAQ? Holger invited us to his house in
To make our December
meeting more "Atarian" we should bring a Lynx